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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | TV Movie 10 January 1975
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Sidney Carroll (screenplay), Alexandre Dumas (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Edmond Dantes
Trevor Howard ... Abbe Faria
Louis Jourdan ... De Villefort
Donald Pleasence ... Danglars
Tony Curtis ... Fernand Mondego
Kate Nelligan ... Mercedes
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Jacopo
Harold Bromley Harold Bromley ... M. Morrell
George Willing George Willing ... Andre Morrell
Alessio Orano Alessio Orano ... Caderousse
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... M. Dantes
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Bertuccio
Harry Baird ... Ali
Isabelle De Valvert Isabelle De Valvert ... Haydee (as Isabelle de Valvert)
Taryn Power Taryn Power ... Valentine De Villefort
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Storyline

A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The classic tale of romance, revenge and retribution.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Count of Monte-Cristo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (theatrical) | (PAL DVD) | (US pay cable)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Louis Jourdan (Villefort) previously played Edmond Dantès in The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961). See more »

Goofs

After Caderousse punches his nemesis, the guy drops his cane down the stairs, yet when the camera shows him laying on the ground, he is still holding it. See more »

Quotes

Fernand Mondego: [Dantes has confronted Mondego at Mondego's trial after Haydee has testified against him] What is your connection with this woman?
Edmond Dantes: Ask first what is my connection with one named... Edmond Dantes.
Fernand Mondego: Edmond! So... the light begins to break! Our sailor boy back from the isle of the dead, eh?Insisting on his revenge and getting it! I begin to see, yes! Caderousse dead. Danglars dead. Villefort confined to an asylum. Is it my turn, Edmond?
Edmond Dantes: It is.
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Alternate Versions

As with the 1974 made-for-TV "Great Expectations", the European release of this film was more than ten minutes longer than the version that premiered on American TV. See more »

Connections

Version of A Modern Monte Cristo (1917) See more »

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Fine Fun for two hours- captures the essence of the story
8 March 2003 | by thiinkercaSee all my reviews

This movie is excellent, especially compared to the new version with James cavaziel, which is much longer, and still does not touch on the depth and characters, this 75' version was somehow able to do. As well Chamberlain, was able to show through voice and appearance, changes of appearance from the young man of 19 to the man in he would be in his late 30's. If they didnt capture every subplot, they covered most of them, in more pared down fashion. Its a shame this was not made into a miniseries at the time on tv. It would likely have been excellent. You can tell from the cuts in the movie, that there was a longer one there, that couldnt be aired due to time constraints. Nevertheless, excellent, american production of the film, though not as good as the version with Gerard Depardieu, Chamberlain, himself, cuts a finer figure as the count, at least in is look. Chamberlain had assurance, picked a voice to use in the film, which I point out, because in the 2002 version, Cavaziel, had this very problem and never was able to be comfortable in how he delivered his lines or his appearance. Great Film catch it while you can.


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